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National REDD+ system in the Philippines

As of: January 2022

The project supported the Philippine Government in developing a national system for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) based on environmental and social standards. To accomplish this, the project partners established national structures and processes for the coordination and implementation of REDD+ measures and developed mechanisms for REDD+ financing and benefit-sharing. In addition, they developed land-use plans for forests in selected regions as a requirement for zoning and issuing land-use rights and concepts for integrating environmental and social standards in the implementation of REDD+.

State of implementation/results

  • Project completed
  • The project contributed to the national (I)NDC-Process and to the development of a national adaptation plan (NAP) through advise in the forestry sector with regard to REDD+ Readiness and the extension of the National Greening Programme as a restoration measure.
  • The project partner DENR (Forest Management Bureau) und government units on the provincial level were supported through capacity building.
  • In 09/2016 a four day national REDD+ conference was organized with 150 participants. A joint declaration on the importance of REDD+ for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030 was drafted and forwared to the President's office.
  • Policy frameworks and guidelines to apply safeguards were developed and tested; a data base with information on REDD+ safeguards was completed.
  • Knowledge products on REDD+ Governance, Benefit Sharing, Finance and Land Use Planning were developed.
  • In the Provinces of Albay, Eastern Samar and Davao, political decisions with regard to REDD+ were implemented.

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Project data


Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Political partner(s):
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) - Philippines
  • National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP)

Implementing partner(s):
  • Ateneo de Manila University
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) - Philippines
  • National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP)

BMU grant:
5.296.041,89 €

11/2012  till  10/2017

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